When photographing high profile celebrities or powerful CEOs, it’s almost always a time crunch. Thirty minutes is considered a luxury.
“When you are dealing with celebrities and very successful people, their time is more valuable than anything,” says photographer Chris Sorensen, who regularly works for publications like The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and New York Magazine. “And there is no better way to leave someone in a good mood than to have them done early.”
The crushing schedule is often accompanied with makeshift locations that aren’t particularly aesthetically pleasing: a drab conference room, a corner of a union-run theater, or the corporate headquarters of the company.